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Old 08-03-2003, 03:27 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Avacado & Banana

Ive just recently had a couple of 'medium' IBS episodes after eating Banana on an empty stomach.

Ive been looking at the similarities between my 2 IBS triggers. Avocado & Banana. Food allergies can manifest themselves in Gastrointestinal Symptoms. Which I imagine is basically what IBS is, or atleast part of the symptoms we experience.

There is only 2 Known Links between Avacado & Banana:

Melon Allergy
The most common foods associated with melon allergy were:
  • Avocado
  • Banana
  • Kiwi
  • Watermelon
  • Peach

Latex Allergy
Latex allergy is normally something associated with people working in the medical industry, with a lot of exposure to latex products. The food allergy comes in because apparently the breakdown of these foods mimic latex proteins as they break down in your body:
  • Avocado
  • Banana
  • Kiwi/Fig/Peach/Grape/Plum/Cherry
  • Chestnut/Hazelnut
  • Various Melons
  • Tomato/Celery
  • Potato
  • Wheat/Rye

Generally speaking, you would probably know whether you have this Latex allergy or not, I believe the food allergies are just a coincidence in my case.

In any case, just thought id post the information I found, maybe somebody has a similar IBS reaction to these foods, if not, hopefully it made for some informative casual reading at the least

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